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City of Minneapolis Closes Parks, Removes Nets

City of Minneapolis Closes Parks, Removes Nets
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board decides to close and take off equipment at parks to enforce social distancing
May 11, 2020

Since Governor Tim Walz issued the stay at home order on March 27, Minnesotans have had to find a new normal with socially distant activities.  While many originally turned to enjoying the outdoors...

10 Easy Self-care Tips

According to thetempest.co, watching Netflix for long periods of time can act as a stress-reliever and induce feelings of positivity.
Practice self-care while in quarantine
April 24, 2020

Quarantine Self-care Tips: 1. Create a routine With more flexibility in our schedules, it can be easy for us to fall into mindless activities, like scrolling through social media and lose track of...

Survey Invites Dialogue Between Students and Administrators

Cole Mathews swipes his card at the west door. This year, Brandon Krona (pictured above) and the rest of the security team have made swiping out mandatory when leaving the campus during school ours
Survey finds that students split on admin trust
May 24, 2019

An anonymous survey conducted by The Spectrum of 180 students from all four grades found that 50% of Upper School students believe that Blake administrators do not trust them. Although it is often...

D.I.Y. Applying Henna

Sonia Baig applies free-styled henna design.
The cultural significance and application of this social media craze
March 14, 2018

Whether you’ve seen artsy henna pictures on social media, or your family has been applying it for religious celebrations for as long as you can remember, it's common to know about henna from some place...

Trying crazy Pinterest recipes

The tested pancake pops!
Attempting picture-perfect Pinterest posts
March 5, 2018

Pancakes on a Stick Instructions (from website) Make pancake batter. Once the batter has been mixed together, place sticks on the griddle (Make sure they have been soaked in water if they...

Push for middle schoolers on varsity

Sophie Skallerud '18 in the midst of a match against St. Paul Academy.
MSHSL includes grades 7-12, no reason to exclude
October 3, 2017

You have just finished your first high school tryout. Though you’re just a seventh grader, you left your heart and soul on the field. Now it’s the waiting game: will that email pop up into your inbox...

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